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Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


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Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction


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Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Take advantage of one of the seasons sweetest treats – figs! They are delicious cooked or raw and this salad combines them with the saltiness of blue cheese and sweetness of reduced balsamic vinegar in a simple yet beautiful starter.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 5 min
  • Ready Time : 15 min




  • 1/4 cup Bartenura balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup baby red leaf lettuce, torn
  • 5 figs, halved
  • 1/4 cup Danish blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


In a small saucepan, reduce balsamic vinegar by simmering over medium low heat for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

In a bowl, combine lettuce, figs, cheese, hazelnuts and olive oil. Divide between two plates or bowls and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

  1. I just bought figs with the intention of using them in a salad. I’m allergic to bleu cheese (mold!), do you think a mild feta would work?

  2. avatar says: SarahEats

    I tried this last night and it was SO good.

  3. SarahEats – I love! it too! Barbara – mild feta would be delish!

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